About Kate

I own, and use, a library card, a record player, a sewing machine and a meat smoker.  Ride my bicycle every day and will, sometimes, wear my roller skates in the house. Have a wealth of useless knowledge – for which you will be thankful when we’re teamed up in Trivial Pursuit.

How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?

Hike through the spring wildflowers in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Watch the July 4th fireworks over San Diego Bay. Eat Julian Apple Pie a la mode and check out the autumn leaves. Ice skate and enjoy the twinkling holiday decorations at the Hotel del Coronado. All in the same day.

If you were invisible, where would you go?

I’ve always wanted to be able to stop and restart time like that Twilight Zone episode back in the 80’s, “A Little Peace And Quiet,” but, you know, without the a-bomb at the end. Basically, I just want to avoid waiting in lines.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

Brunch, without a doubt. Also, cocktails by the pool, outdoor movies in Balboa Park, scouring the swap meet for vintage finds, hanging out on the patio at the Casbah between sets, lawn games and backyard barbecues.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Give me uni plucked from the sea by local divers, a warm, crusty loaf from Bread & Cie, luscious Carlsbad strawberries, sweet local lobster in season and creamy Fallbrook avocados. And, most definitely, a grass-fed beef burger with Winchester gouda and a cold San Diego craft brew.

Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…

Honestly, I buy my records at the thrift store and depend on my husband to download new music. Lately he's been stacking the deck pretty heavy with 90's indie rock, bluegrass covers and drone metal.  Go figure.

For more San Diego dining dish, follow Kate on Twitter @katebuska.
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Quality Social Mixes it Up for Cocktail Week

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From Garden to Glass at the Grant Grill

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Coastal Cool: Ted Gibson at George’s at the Cove

Ted Gibson of George's at the Cove...gonzo bartender! Are you looking forward to this weekend’s San Diego Spirits Festival and the Ultimate Bartender Battle? Over…
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Mike Yen, Mixology Maestro of Avenue 5

Mike Yen works his mixology magic this weekend! One of the highlights of this weekend’s San Diego Spirits Festival will be the Ultimate Bartender Battle.…
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Cocktail Week Starts Shaking Today

Kick off Cocktail Week with a Pear Martini at BICE! This coming weekend the San Diego Spirits Festival will take over Broadway Pier to highlight…
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Run Away With A Citrus Circus In Little Italy

Sweet citrus! This Saturday at the Little Italy Mercato. What do you do when life gives you lemons…and limes and oranges? Well, if you’re the…
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A Bevy of Easter Brunches

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Searsucker. So Hot Right Now.

Searsucker says eat. Don't mind if I do! Have you heard the news? OpenTable, the top online restaurant reservations site in the US, just announced…
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Nibble Your Way Through San Diego

The bruschetta at the Taste of Little Italy is the bomb! From East County to the coast, San Diego neighborhoods are dishing up delicious tasting…
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You’re Irish? Me too!

Slainte at The Field! They say everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. As we noted yesterday, that’s definitely true in the Gaslamp Quarter during ShamRock…